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Babyatinskiy Valeriy

People's Artist of Russia

Valeriy Konstantinovich Babyatinskiy, People's Artist of Russia, was born on July 15, 1942. He graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute and joined the Maly Theatre’s company in 1963.

Babyatinsky made his stage debut as a third-year student, playing Chatsky in the Maly Theatre's signature production of «Woefrom Wit». This role resonates with another character played the actor - Platon Zybkin in «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» that Alexander Ostrovsky conceived as a parody of Griboedov's character. This role was the first working experience with the great actor and director of the Maly Theatre Boris Andreevich Babochkin. Later on, some of the best roles will be played by Babiatinskiy in Babochkin's productions: Viktor Nestrashny, «Dostigayev and Others» by Maxim Gorky, Glinkin, «The Counterfeit Coin» by Maxim Gorky, Boris in «The Storm» by Ostrovsky.

In addition to the above-mentioned Babochkin, Valeriy Babyatinskiy had a unique chance to work with such outstanding directors as Anatoliy Efros, Igor Ilyinskiy, Leonid Varpakhovskiy, Boris Morozov, Leonid Kheyfetz, Evgeniy Simonov and Ruben Simonov.

Over the years the actor has played dozens of roles of Russian, Soviet and foreign classical repertoire. His natural acting style is characterized by veracity, intelligence, subtle irony and a sense of proportion.

Valeriy Babiatinskiy started his film and television career in the 1960s. He made an on-screen debut starring in a 1962 Soviet black-and-white drama film directed by Mikhail Romm's «Nine Days In One Year», and after played the leading role in the film by Anatoliy Efros «Two in the Steppe» that was followed by a great number of other film roles. Another role worth mentioning is the leading part in «The Picture of Dorian Gray», in which Babyatinskiy managed to perfectly deliver the infantilism of the young Dorian and the striking indifference of the mature Dorian.

Apart from working on stage, Valeriy Konstantinovich is actively engaged in social work activities. He is the chairman of the Military-Patronage Commission of the Maly Theatre. In addition, Valeriy Babiatinsky is a member of the Government Commission on Social Affairs of military servicemen, citizens discharged from military service, and members of their families; he also heads the Public Council for Military-Chief Operations with this commission. Currently Babyatinsky is a professor at the Department of «Solo Academic Singing» of the State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov and a professor at the Department of Oral and Scenic Speech of the Moscow State Art and Cultural University.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1963 - A dancing officer, «Port Arthur» by Ivan Popov and Alexander Stepanov directed by Konstantin Zubov and Pavel Markov (replacement)

1963 - A young man, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov (replacement)

1963 - A young man, «They Wait for Us Somewhere» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Evgeniy Simonov (replacement)

1963 - A lad, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh (replacement)

1963 - The pianist, «Lady Windermere's Fan» by Oscar Wilde, directed by V. Kommisarzhevskiy (replacement)

1963 - The spectator in court, «The Living Corpse» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Leonid Volkov (replacement)

1963 - A young man, «Madame Bovary» by Gustave Flaubert, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Aleksey Shipov (replacement)

1963 - Misha, «Chamber» by Samuil Alyoshin, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (replacement)

1963 -Chatsky, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (replacement)

1964 - Soldier, «The Moon Is Down» by John Steinbeck, directed by Veniamin Tsygankov (replacement)

1964 - Dancer, «Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (replacement)

1964 - The Pope, «The Man from Stratford» by Samuel Alyoshin, directed by Leonid Zaslavskiy (premiere)

1964 - Employee in the theatre, «The Leading Role» by Samuel Alyoshin, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (premiere)

1964 - Fedya, «They Wait for Us Somewhere» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Evgeniy Simonov (replacement)

1965 - Dancer, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1965 - Cadet, «Summerfolk» («Dachniki») by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin (replacement)

1965 - Platon, «Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Babochkin (premiere)

1966 - Andrey, «The Man Is Throwing An Anchor» by Imran Kasumov, directed by Viktor Korshunov (premiere)

1966 - Rafael, «The Consul is Stolen!» by GeorgiyMdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (replacement)

1966 - Milorad, «Doctor of Philosophy» by Branislav Nušiс, directed by Konstantin Zubov (premiere)

1967 - Masham, «A Glass Of Water» by Eugene Scribe, revived by Evgeniy Velikhov (replacement)

1967 - A sailor, «An Optimistic Tragedy» by Vsevolod Vishnevsky, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy (3rd perdormance)

1968 - Janus, «Criminal Tango» by Egon Rannet, directed by Veniamin Tsygankov (premiere)

1970 - Igor, «Your Uncle Misha» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (replacement)

1971 - Viktor Nestrashny, «Dostigayev and Others» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin (premiere)

1972 - Glinkin, «The Counterfeit Coin» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin (premiere)

1973 - Anatoly, «The Very Last Day» by Boris Vasilyev, directed by Boris Ravenskikh (replacement)

1974 - Glumov, «Money to Burn» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vyacheslav Yurchenko (replacement)

1974 - Bulanov, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy (replacement)

1975 - Galetsky, «Evening Light» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz (Novosibirsk) (premiere)

1975 - Mikhno, «Evening Light» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz (Novosibirsk) (replacement)

1975 - Boris, «The Storm» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Babochkin (replacement)

1978 - Savich, «The Guilt» by Alexander Kurgatnikov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premier)

1978 - Saburov, «Your Uncle Misha» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov (replacement)

1979 - Investigator, «In Agony» by Miroslav Krleža, directed by Stevo Žigon (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (premiere)

1979 - Oleshunin, «Handsome Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Marianna Turbina (premiere)

1982 - Petya Trofimov, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy (premiere)

1985 - Hevern, «The Zykovs» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Leonid Kheyfets (premiere)

1986 - Lord David Dirry-Moir, «The Man Who Laughs» by Victor Hugo, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Vladimir Martens (premiere)

1988 - Tsarda, «The House in Heaven» by Jiří Hubač, directed by Zdeněk Míka (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic) (premiere)

1988 - Gaev, «The Cherry Orchard» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Igor Iliyinskiy (revival)

1989 - Okoemov,«Handsome Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Marianna Turbina (replacement)

1989 - Pravdin, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (replacement)

1990 - Goloschhekin, «And I Shall Repay» by Sergey Kuznetsov, directed by Alexander Chetverkin (premiere)

1990 - Boev, «The Wild Girl» by Alexander Ostrovsky and Nikolay Solovyov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin (premiere)

1991 - Graf Otto von der Flühe, «Katie of Heilbronn or The Trial by Fire» by Heinrich von Kleist, directed by Klaus Wagner (West Germany) (premiere)

1993 - Job, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh (replacement)

1993 - Serebryakov, «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Sergey Solovyov (premiere)

1995 - Bakin, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis (premiere)

1995 - King's Advisor, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

1998 - Telyatev, «Money to Burn» by AlexanderOstrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

1999 - Panin, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis (premier)

2004 - Kulygin, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin (premiere)

2004 - Sorin, «Seagull» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov (replacement)

2006 - Burleigh, «Maria Stuart» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov (premiere)

2010 - Louis the Great, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov (replacement)

2011 - Dr. Mourgue, «The Heirs of Rabourdin» by Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis (premiere)

2015 - Nochella, the lawyer, «Filumena Marturano» by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Stefano de Luca (replacement)

2018 - Sigismund III, King of Poland, «Time of Troubles. 1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinskiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis (premiere)

Filmography
1961 «Nine Days In One Year»
1962 «Two In The Steppe»
1962 «The Way To The Pier»
1964 «Minute of History» (film play)
1965 «Month of May»
1966 «The Shot»
1968 «The Picture of Dorian Gray» (film play)
1970 «Red Square»
1972 «The Seventeenth Transatlantic»
1975 «Dostigaev And Others» (film play)
1975 «The Forest» (film play)
1975 «The Counterfeit Coin» (film play)
1976 «Well, The Public!» (film play)
1977 «Races With No End»
1979 «The Poem of Wings»
1983 «The Cherry Orchard» (film play)
1983 - 1986 «Anna Pavlova»
1985 «The Foggy Banks»
1985 «The “Zombie” Analogue»
1987 «The Zykovs» (film play)
1991 «Infinity»
2007 «UGRO. Simple guys»